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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This buffalo chicken pizza is full of spicy buffalo sauce, chicken, and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword game day recipes, party recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices pizza
Calories 392kcal

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups flour (bread or all purpose works well here)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Toppings:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Ranch dressing seasoning the powder
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella grated
  • Ranch dressing prepared for serving, if desired

Instructions

  • To make the dough, place the warm water and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, olive oil, and salt to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on.
  • Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
  • To prepare the pizza, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt the cream cheese, stirring constantly to prevent it from burning on the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the cream cheese has melted, spread it evenly over the pizza crust and sprinkle with the ranch seasoning powder.
  • Sprinkle all but 1/4 cup of the cheese over the crust.
  • Toss the chicken with the hot sauce to coat and put the chunks of chicken evenly over the cheese.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted.
  • Drizzle ranch dressing over the pizza before serving, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg